Average Bench: 81.5% (79th of 1010)

more Based on 4,925 user benchmarks.  Models: WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-32Z4SA0, WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD30 03FZEX-00Z4SA0, WDC WD3003FZEX-0, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4S, WDC WD3003FZEX-00Z4SA

Very good average bench

The WD Black 3TB (2013) averaged just 18.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the WD Black 3TB (2013) near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.78MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 2.92MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the WD Black 3TB (2013) is 38.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the WD Black 3TB (2013) performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 99.9MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 136MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,925 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 Read 147 180
99.9 Write 138 163
62.6 Mixed 99.9 151
78.7 SusWrite 136 168
95.9% 130 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.48 4K Read 0.82 1.1
1.71 4K Write 2.92 3.5
0.21 4K Mixed 0.78 1.1
175% 1.51 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 151 152 149 160 154 MB/s
Read 166
Write 125
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 153
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 146 147 147 149 150 MB/s
Read 160
Write 153
Mixed 109
SusWrite 146
105% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.73 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 147 147 148 149 149 MB/s
Read 155
Write 155
Mixed 111
SusWrite 148
105% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.9
202% 1.8 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 106 94 87 106 83 MB/s
Read 139
Write 162
Mixed 76.1
SusWrite 89.9
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.9
212% 1.87 MB/s
669GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 99 107 106 106 107 MB/s
Read 101
Write 97.3
Mixed 67
SusWrite 103
68% 91.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
229% 1.67 MB/s
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 32 36 35 40 42 MB/s
Read 159
Write 153
Mixed 88.9
SusWrite 35.7
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.2
241% 1.83 MB/s
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 Prices

AmazonUS $1512 years
BHPhotoUS $16023 months
OutletPCUS $1632 years
EbayUS $24023 mins
NeweggUS $3244 months
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Typical Black 3TB (2013) Builds (Compare 13,432 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $182

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,223

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